Share Your Mistake(s)!

21 Aug

I’m linking up with Amanda @ Fabric Engineer for a Link party to share your mistake.

 Fabric

My mistake, was that when I started quilting I thought I could immediatly design quilts.  Go big or go home.  While I feel my projects were great, they were too complicated for my experience. 

So ONE of my mistake that I’m sharing with you is my Dresden.  I tried to make the “radiant” backing, it’s just something I wanted to do.  But I was sloppy.  I just thought the angles would come together…well they didn’t;

I took this pic laying down, that is all the excess fabric I am going to have to deal with.

This was my goal;

Urgh!  What a mess.  Then, after I designed it (and made the top), I realized I needed it quilted in a special way…which means no bringing it to the LQS to be machine quilted.  So, seeing as this will be a throw blanket for my bed, I’m going to suck it up and machine quilt it myself.  and maybe just fold over the excess fabric, sew it down, and call it a day.  It will be gentle reminder to think before I cut.

And to top it all off, I used fabric from my Mango Tango quilt, and left myself short!  I thought I could find it again, with no luck so far.

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One Response to “Share Your Mistake(s)!”

  1. Amanda September 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    Oh, that stinks. I have tried to get some wrinkles out before too and just never seems to work. But…I really hope that you don’t just throw this on a UFO pile because I really, really like it.

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